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BBMRI-ERIC provides tools, expertise as well as knowledge and experience for the biobanking community, and promotes the tools below:



MIABIS 2.0 represents the minimum information required to initiate collaborations between biobanks and to enable the exchange of biological samples and data. The aim is to facilitate the reuse of bio-resources and associated data by harmonising biobanking and biomedical research.

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A catalogue of biobank-related software, where software
developers/vendors can register their software. Supports user-based

Demonstration website of the tools integrated within the Reference
IT tools for biobanks, developed as a part of BBMRI-ERIC Common
Service IT.



The Human Sample Exchange Regulation Navigator (hSERN) provides users with information on theoretical and practical legal aspects for exchanging biological samples across borders.

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The BRIF (Bioresource Research Impact Factor) initiative is building a framework that enables set up indicators for the use of bioresources and rewarding mechanisms. Bioresources are defined as collections of biological samples with associated data (medical/epidemiological, social), databases independent of physical samples or other collection of biomolecular and bioinformatics research tools.

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Additionally to BRIF, the CoBRA (Citing of Bioresources in Research Articles) guideline provides guidance for citing bioresources in academic literature: it specifies where and how to cite bioresources at each section of a research article.

Use the CoBRA checklist when writing a scientific article!

Download the CoBRA guideline

CoBRA Flyer

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